News archive from 7 July 2012

Patience with bailouts wears thin among Merkel MPs

Patience with bailouts wears thin among Merkel MPs

"I think we are getting near the limit of what the Bundestag (lower house) and the population are willing to bear," Michael Stuebgen, speaker on European policy for the conservatives in the German parliament, told Reuters. Merkel has...

 
Attraction 'bonding' could be key if you're looking for love

Attraction 'bonding' could be key if you're looking for love

These included looking into each other's eyes, sharing secrets and giving small gifts. In conventional speed dating sessions, when couples are looking for love and romance, around 20% of the volunteers said they wished to see one another again. The...

 
George Zimmerman released on bail ahead of Trayvon Martin murder trial

George Zimmerman released on bail ahead of Trayvon Martin murder trial

The racially-charged case of the neighbourhood watch volunteer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Florida has gripped the US, after police failed to arrest Mr Zimmerman for six weeks. Following a public outcry, Mr Zimmerman, who claims he...

Metro, 22:07 in Hot News
 

Silver storm! Chaos for F1 drivers and fans at British Grand Prix despite £40m facelift

It was fine for the British Racing Drivers' Club man under his plastic canopy. He was steering a buggy that took the blazers, their wives and families, friends and other assorted liggers from a sodden car park to the sanctuary of the club house....

Daily Mail, 22:08 in Sport
 
ALEX BRUMMER: Paul Tucker takes the Bank of England's fire

ALEX BRUMMER: Paul Tucker takes the Bank of England's fire

One has to have some sympathy for Paul Tucker. Until the Barclays disclosures of this week the Bank of England's deputy governor was favourite to succeed Sir Mervyn King when the governor steps down in a year's time. Now he has been called to give...

 

Man killed, three critical in crash

A man has died while a mother, father and two-year-old-child are in a "critical life threatening condition" in hospital following a head-on collision. The high speed crash happened on Hamelin Way in Torquay, Devon, at around 2.45pm on...

 

Man killed, three critical in crash

A man has died while a mother, father and two-year-old-child are in a "critical life threatening condition" in hospital following a head-on collision. The high speed crash happened on Hamelin Way in Torquay, Devon, at around 2.45pm on...

 

IMF sounds alarm over global economy amid fresh worries about outlook in Europe and America

The International Monetary Fund yesterday sounded the alarm over the global economy amid fresh worries about the outlook in Europe and America. Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, told an audience in Tokyo that growth around the world...

 

High Street braced for Marks & Spencer to lose its spark

A double whammy of bad news is expected to dent first quarter sales at Marks & Spencer. The washout summer and fears its crucial womenswear ranges have fallen foul of the fashion police are likely to put the retail bellwether's chief executive...

 
Dragon Theo Paphitis set to breathe new life into Robert Dyas

Dragon Theo Paphitis set to breathe new life into Robert Dyas

Robert Dyas is on the verge of being bought out by entrepreneur Theo Paphitis, the star of TV's Dragon's Den. The £10m deal to sell the hardware chain, which was founded in 1872 by Irish ironmonger Robert Dyas, is set to be announced early next week....

 

MARKET REPORT: Buyers check in to Intercontinental Hotels

In three weeks time its chain of Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotels in and around London should be packed with excited punters who will be attending the Olympic Games. Buyers yesterday checked into Intercontinental Hotels on hearing that not only had...

 
RUTH SUNDERLAND: Barbarians at the rates must be vanquished

RUTH SUNDERLAND: Barbarians at the rates must be vanquished

It is a shame for Barclays that John McFarlane, the new chairman of Aviva, is fully occupied with sorting out the stricken insurer. The direct approach taken by the gruff Scot could not be a greater contrast with the puerile wriggling of Bob Diamond....

 

Man killed, three critical in crash

A man has died while a mother, father and two-year-old-child are in a "critical life threatening condition" in hospital following a head-on collision. The high speed crash happened on Hamelin Way in Torquay, Devon, at around 2.45pm on...

 

Olympic athletes back fight to save green space

By Annette McIntyre World triathlete champions Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee have taken time out from their Olympic training to back a campaign to save green space in Rawdon. The brothers, who live locally, do much of their training on Rawdon...

 

Tribute paid as ‘passionate and caring’ author dies at 55

An author who won plaudits for his historical novels has died at the age of 55. Horsforth man George Peter Algar passed away peacefully after a short illness. A service of thanksgiving was held on Tuesday at Rawdon Crematorium. The author died shortly...

 


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